Not yet, it’s not exactly on the back-burner and the idea hasn’t been abandoned either, it’s sort of in-between for now.
However, it can be utilized. Simply drop the following wherever you’d like and you can then add widgets to it:
<aside id="content-sidebar" role="complementary"> <?php if ( is_active_sidebar( 'content-widget-area' ) ) : ?> <div id="csidebar" class="widget-area"> <ul class="xoxo"> <?php dynamic_sidebar( 'content-widget-area' ); ?> </ul> <div class="clear"></div> </div> <?php endif; ?> </aside>
In a way, this basically is how it’s supposed to be used, but we haven’t quite solidified how it should work completely.